Millwrights (Journeyperson) – Signing Bonus

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  • Career Level Red Seal
  • Experience 2-5 Years
  • Posting ID 1455
  • No. of Openings Multiple
  • Bonus $3,000 + Relocation Assistance
  • Union/Non Union Position

Job Description

We are currently seeking Journeymen Millwrights with industrial experience to join our sawmill operations located on beautiful Vancouver Island, BC.

We currently have vacancies at the following sawmills: 

  • Ladysmith, BC
  • Chemainus, BC

*$3000 Signing Bonus & Relocation Assistance Available*

These are hourly unionized positions with competitive wage rates from $42.57- $45.32/hour, benefits and pension. Shifts vary depending on site. Please inquire within to learn more.

These positions are considered safety sensitive, all successful candidates will be subject to a pre-employment drug test.


Reporting to the Maintenance Superintendent, Millwrights are required to safely perform quality work, provide support services, and perform preventative maintenance processes that pertain to optimum mechanical performance of our facility including, but not limited to:

  • Repairs or replacements of mechanical components & machinery
  • Rigging and slinging
  • Troubleshooting mechanical machinery
  • Welding repairs
  • Hot work and lock out protocols
  • Knowledge of hydraulic systems


  • Excellent safety record and strong work ethic
  • Preferred candidates will be Red Seal Certified. Other Trades/Engineering Certification with proven mechanical maintenance and repair       experience may be considered
  • Highly motivated team player with excellent time management skills
  • Accountable and dependable
  • Creative and innovating thinking, logical problem solving, and a desire to participate in an organization committed to continuous improvement


Vancouver Island is home to some of Canada’s best and most beautiful places to live, not to mention the climate is one of the warmest.  The island region experiences warm summers coupled with some of the mildest winters in all of Canada.

The outdoors is your playground, surrounded by the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges, rainforests and an ocean filled with wildlife.  Imagine a place where you could literally go skiing and golf in the same day.

If you are considering moving to Vancouver Island, you will find one of the most unique and special places in all of Canada.  The lifestyle here is rich in nature, outdoor activity, and wildlife.   Within arm’s reach you will find rivers, lakes, and the Pacific Ocean no matter what quaint and welcoming area you choose to call home.

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At Western Forest Products, we believe our most significant asset is our people. Investing in our people brings value and success to our business, ensuring a safe, engaged, productive and continuously improving workplace.  We offer challenging opportunities working alongside the best in the industry to meet your career and professional development goals while providing competitive total rewards and recognition. From our timberlands to mills to our corporate and regional offices, we offer rewarding opportunities in every facet of our business.


Western Forest Products is a leading forest products company that manufactures high-quality wood products and sustainably manages forests. Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia with operations in the coastal region of BC and Washington State, Western meets the needs of customers worldwide with a specialty wood products focus and diverse product offering. Our large investment in manufacturing and progressive approach to safe and sustainable forestry practices ensures the health and prosperity of our business, forests and communities for generations to come.

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